Release Tension in the Upper Back with Dr Alison McLean

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Release Tension in the Upper Back
and Neck with Yoga Therapy & Essential Oils
with Alison McLean DPT, ERYT, HHP

Saturday, September 16, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 PM
at Yoga Del Mar

Reverse texting neck and computer back.

These days with all our time utilizing technology our body can pay the price. This therapeutic workshop will include a brief anatomy introduction, as well as a neck, upper back and shoulder opening sequence, and breath techniques for relaxation. Perfect for those experiencing headaches, neck, upper back or shoulder tension, discomfort or stiffness.

Essential oils will be woven into the sequence for enhanced effects.

Benefits of this class includes:

  • therapeutic modifications that are appropriate for your needs and abilities
  • instructions for your practice at home
  • the knowledge and expertise of a physical therapist who is also trained in Yoga Therapeutics

Alison McLean, DPT, ERYT, HHP

Guest teacher

Alison McLean, DPT, received her Bachelor degree in Health and Exercise Science from University of Delaware in 2001, were she was also a Division I Diver. Following surgeries from diving related injuries, she fell in love with Yoga which assisted in her recovery. After finishing her degree, she also completed 1100+ hours of massage training and certification in New York and California. For the next 7 years Alison worked as a Massage Therapist, and continued to practice Yoga before returning to school for her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Chapman University. She graduated from Chapman in 2010.

As a Yoga Teacher, Alison utilizes a blend of all her experience and education to provide a unique class experience. She has completed the “Relax and Renew” training with Judith Hanson Lasater PT, PhD, Yoga for a Happy Back Training with Rachel Krentzman PT, ERYT, as well as Rachel’s 300 hour Mentorship and has assisted Rachel in numerous workshops and Trainings. Throughout the years she has also completed Iyengar Trainings with Carolyn Belko in Encinitas, California and has assisted in Carolyn’s weekly Yoga Therapeutics Class. She has continued her Physical Therapy education with courses through the Institute of Physical Art.

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- Jim

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